Projects to do Before Painting Your Exterior Surfaces
Once you have decided to repaint the exterior surfaces on your home, then there are several things that you must do, in order to prepare for the painting process. If you are familiar with the seven “P’s” then you know what I am talking about, as far as proper preparation goes. The seven P’s stand for “Prior Proper Planning Prevents Pretty Poor Performance”. With just a little bit of methodical preparation, you can provide for the best situation for painting the exterior surfaces of your home.
The first step that you must do is to ensure that the surface to be painted is thoroughly cleaned. Paint will not stick to a surface that is covered with dirt, grime, mold, or some other type of debris that causes a rough surface. Pressure washing your home prior to painting is one of the quickest and simplest things that you can do, in order to ensure the removal of all unwanted substances.
Next, it is important that you remove any old paint that is chipped, cracked, or peeling. Once again, new paint will not stick to an area that is rough and not smooth. Scraping away paint that is in poor formation is your best bet to creating a smooth and prepared surface. You may also need to sand down any areas that are particularly rough.
Lastly, ensuring that any exterior damage or problems are fixed prior to painting is a great idea. Before the painting begins, make sure to replace any rotten wood that is located on your home. Remember to check under the eaves, around the windows, and along the crawlspace or concrete slab, in order to detect any problems that may be occurring within the wooden structures. Any issues that are present should be corrected prior to painting, in order to ensure a superior paint project.
Once the painting is done, the exterior surfaces on your home will be beautiful, crisp, and clean. You will be able to enjoy the new look of your home for many years to come, and your prior proper planning will have been quite beneficial. Call Noel Painting to get started on your project!